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Our truly cool climate ensures an sublime, yet complex expression of Chardonnay that speaks with purity of time and place.
A generous, intense nose leads a complex interplay of mealy oak with an array of ripe fruits showing as nectarine, melon, white peach with hints of lychees and figs. Secondary notes arise with spice, cashews, fresh yeast lees and struck match barrel characters.
A mouthfeel that appears both simultaneously rich and lively. Ripe grapefruit, white peach join with hints of fresh lemon peel to weave seamlessly into the textural elements of oak spice and creamy yeast lees. A dance of minerality and acid plays out throughout the palate, leading to a long and lingering finish.
A wine that’s only beginning its journey but that can be enjoyed at any stage of its travels towards what we feel is an ultimately long and complex destination.
How is this drinking now?
Powerful nose from a concentrated year. Figs, preserved lemons, and a fleshy mouth filling palate with ripples of acidity bringing the refreshment. Mature chardonnay in a good spot. Drink 2020-2022.
|Harvest date||1st - 11th April 2009|
|Clones used||P58, I1V01, I1V03 & I1V05|
|Rootstock||Own roots, Teleki 5C & Kober 5bb|
|Vine age||9 to 16 years|
|Trellis||Lyre & Geneva Double Curtain|
|Soil type||Volcanic Basalt|
|Fruit Handling||Whole bunch pressed|
|Titratable acidity g/L||6.6|
|Malic acidity g/L||<0.05 g/L|
|Baume / Alcohol||13.0%|
|Fining / filtration||Crossflow|
|Available formats||375ml, 750ml & 1.5lts|